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FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
debate. senate majority leader harry reid announcing the assault weapons ban authored by california senator dianne feinstein will not be included in the democratic gun control legislation that currently is working its way through the chamber. instead reid says feinstein's proposal will have, quote, an opportunity for a vote, possibly as a separate amendment. now this effort was sparked by the newtown school shooting in december and since then, we have seen a surge in applications for gun permits across this country. according to the fbi we saw a record 19 1/2 million background checks for firearms last year. nearly three million of them coming in december alone. that is the most for any month on record. and more than 7 million from december through february. that is a 54% increase from the previous year. this national trend is echoed in the microcosm of newtown, connecticut. where law enforcement say they have seen the pace of applications for gun permits double. so what does this all mean for the gun control debate, an effort going forward? joining me fox news political analyst jua
FOX News
Mar 19, 2013 8:00am PDT
investigation now. moments ago the senator from nevada, majority leader harry reid, tald about the explosion on the senate floor. >> my thoughts are with those who are injured and, of course, the families of those who lost loved ones. and marines all over the world are now focusing on the loss of their fellow marines. they're grieving this loss. jon: we will have much more on this developing story with a live report from the pentagon later on "happening now." ♪ jon: brand new developments on immigration reform as a rising republican star outlines a new plan. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. senator rand paul making some headlines today, now supporting a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 31 million illegals -- 11 million illegals. it's a significant policy move, but the possible 2016 white house candidate also makes it clear that his plan does come with conditions. >> if you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. in order to bring conservatives to this cause, however, those who work for refor
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
leader harry reid. listen up. >> now i, just alert everyone, we have, easter recess coming a week from friday and we're not going to be able to do that. a budget has a locked in amount of time, 50 hours. plus the votathon. so everyone should be prepared to change their plans first few days. we hope it is the first few days of easter recess. we're not even on this bill. and that is such a sad thing. >> reporter: here's look at some of the pork coburn and mccain found in the bill. it provides $65 million for pacific coast salmon restoration for states including nevada. nevada salmon. it directs the department of defense to overpay on contracts by an additional 5% to contractors who are native hawaiian owned companies. it provides $154 million for military alternative energy research initiatives. the most notorious example which was paying $26 per gallon for 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel. despite all the wasteful spending senators coburn and mccain took to the senate floor this morning to assure majority leader reid they would not filibuster the bill. here is senator coburn. >> ther
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